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COVID-19: Study shows benefits of local exhaust ventilation in dental settings

December 1, 2021 | News

NEWCASTLE, UK: One of the main ways in which SARS-CoV-2 is communicated is through airborne respiratory droplets—droplets that can be dispersed as a result of dental procedures. In a new study, researchers from Newcastle University have examined the applicability of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems for controlling the dispersion of these droplets and aerosols and found that they could be quite valuable for this purpose.

Dentistry learns to live with COVID-19 as incidence and earnings bifurcate

November 29, 2021 | Business | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: COVID-19 infections have increased dramatically in many countries—particularly in Europe—as the northern hemisphere inches towards its second pandemic winter. Third-quarter results of major dental manufacturers, however, suggest that dental markets have learned to live with the disease. Patient volumes may not have reached pre-pandemic levels, but sales have, and they no longer seem to hinge on low rates of infection.

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SprintRay and Nobel Biocare announce 3D-printing partnership

November 29, 2021 | News

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: SprintRay, a 3D printer manufacturer that focuses on digital dentistry, announced last week that it has commenced a partnership with the pioneering international implantology specialist Nobel Biocare. The agreement will result in Nobel Biocare becoming an authorized distributor of SprintRay’s 3D-printing technology.

Interview with Drs Marc Baranes and Jérôme Lipowicz on ADF 2021 sessions

November 26, 2021 | Events | Interviews

Drs Marc Baranes and Jérôme Lipowicz are practising dentists in Paris in France and are founding members of the Académie de Chirurgie Guidée (Academy of guided surgery). Together with seven other speakers at the French Dental Association (ADF) congress 2021, they will be leading a hands-on workshop on digital planning and guided implant placement on 26 November. Dental Tribune France spoke with them to get a preview of their session.

ACTEON Group excited for ADF 2021

November 25, 2021 | Advertorial | Events

PARIS, France: The ACTEON team is very happy to be able to meet its partners and customers once again at the 2021 French Dental Association Conference and Exhibition (ADF 2021) in order to share its latest innovations with them and to interact with the dental industry. The company will showcase several innovations related to the workflows that dentists, surgeons, hygienists and assistants use in their daily practice and will explain how these workflows make daily procedures more efficient and effective.

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UK medical organisations team up to raise awareness of antibiotic overprescription

November 25, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: Antibiotic resistance is one of the key challenges that dental and medical professionals will face over the coming decades, yet its causes and significance remain relatively unknown. To raise public interest in this issue, a number of UK-based medical organisations, spearheaded by the British Dental Association (BDA), joined forces to highlight the message that “Antibiotics do not cure toothache”. The campaign was launched to coincide with the World Health Organization’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which takes place from 18 to 24 November each year.

Interview: “We feel that people want to come to the ADF congress to meet up”

November 23, 2021 | Events | Interviews

PARIS, France: After the cancellation of the French Dental Association (ADF) congress in 2020, a new edition of this event, which dental professionals look forward to every year, is about to take place. From 23 to 27 November, the dental world will meet at the Palais des Congrès in Paris to learn, discover innovations and, perhaps, challenge themselves. Drs Julien Laupie and Joël Trouillet, dentists and secretary generals of the ADF, were kind enough to share their feelings, explain what motivates them and give details of this new edition of the congress.

Latest survey on European dental trade now available

November 22, 2021 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: The latest edition of a comprehensive report on the European dental industry is now available for purchase through Dental Tribune International (DTI). Compiled by the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE), the report is a must-have for those whose businesses depend on an intimate knowledge of dentistry in Europe.

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ADF resumes in-person format for 2021 event

November 22, 2021 | Events | News

PARIS, France: From tomorrow until Saturday, the Palais des Congrès de Paris is hosting the French Dental Association’s (ADF’s) annual conference and exhibition. Under the theme “Souriez, on va se retrouver” (smile, we’ll meet again), the organisers are welcoming attendees in person again this year, after last year’s event had to be cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dentsply Sirona honours innovative women in dentistry with Smart Integration Award 2021

November 19, 2021 | News

STUTTGART, Germany: On 12 November, Dentsply Sirona held the second Smart Integration Award ceremony. This year, female dental professionals from nearly 40 countries submitted their visionary ideas and information about the advanced implementation of the ideas in practice, and an international jury of experts selected 90 nominees in five categories.

Interview: “It’s our goal to represent an open culture”

November 18, 2021 | Interviews

For this interview, Dental Tribune International met with Larry Bodony, president of exocad America and a system integration expert, at the company’s 2021 IDS press event earlier this autumn. Exocad is one of the leading providers of digital dentistry software and since it joined forces with the globally renowned medical device company Align Technology in 2020, there was much to discuss about the past, the present and the future.

COVAX fails to deliver—what went wrong, and can the scheme get back on track?

November 17, 2021 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: The COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative provided a glimmer of hope during the first months of the pandemic. For many health workers in low-income countries, that hope has been eclipsed by logistical, material and bureaucratic problems. COVAX missed its target of providing two billion vaccine doses in 2021 but hopes that the milestone can be reached in the first quarter of 2022.

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COVID-19: Vaccines to be mandatory for frontline dental staff

November 17, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: Last week, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid announced that frontline healthcare workers in England—including dentists working either for the NHS or in a private setting—will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 from April 2022 to continue working in their current capacity. The news has drawn a mixed response thus far from medical unions and organisations including the British Dental Association (BDA), whose chief executive stated it “risks undermining already fragile access at practices across the country”.

Interview: “EAP abutments are the new gold standard”

November 16, 2021 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: At the 2021 International Dental Show in Cologne, Dental Tribune met with Prof. Mario Kern, who is the founder and CEO of EAP Abutments—an Austrian company dedicated to helping dentists and dental technicians achieve the best possible prosthetic implant restorations for their patients in a quick, predictable and sustainable way. In the interview, Prof. Kern described how the company was started.

Europe’s clear aligner market heats up as Impress opens new production facility

November 16, 2021 | Business | News

BARCELONA, Spain: Orthodontics company Impress has opened an automated clear aligner production facility that uses HP industrial 3D-printing technology. The company raised more than €40 million in funding earlier this year and has made no secret of the fact that it aims to disrupt the orthodontic market.

Formnext prepared for successful return as in-person event

November 15, 2021 | News

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: Formnext is a leading international exhibition for additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing. This year, the event will take place on 16–19 November in Frankfurt and return to its in-person format. According to the organisers, Formnext 2021 will feature more than 600 exhibitors, 55% of which are from abroad, and offer an extensive and diverse supporting programme, including talks by industry experts.

GC symposium addresses the challenges of an ageing population

November 12, 2021 | News

LEUVEN, Belgium: Earlier this autumn, the Continental European division of the International Association for Dental Research (CED-IADR), together with the association’s Scandinavian division (NOF), welcomed more than 500 participants from 47 countries all over the world at the 2021 hybrid CED-IADR/NOF oral health research congress in Brussels in Belgium. The event, held over two and a half days in September, offered a broad scientific programme consisting of state-of-the-art symposia, keynote lectures and presentations by researchers from Europe and beyond.

2021 BACD conference to take place in Edinburgh

November 11, 2021 | Events

EDINBURGH, UK: Formed in 2003 by a group of dentists, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) has created an environment where dental professionals can come together to share their knowledge and experiences. From 11 to 13 November, its 17th annual meeting will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

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